Whether you want to share Valentine’s Day with your loved one or are more into ‘Galantine’s Day’ and plan to have a day and night of treats and pampering, there more options than ever before for a vegan and cruelty-free 14 February. With 2018 touted as ‘the year of the vegan’, here are some particular favourites not to be missed.
The luxury vegan gift guide for Valentine’s Day 2018
Original Beard Co
With everything vegan, cruelty-free and sustainably-produced, if the man in your life has been struggling for ethical beard care, then look no further! The Original Beard Co has everything from beard balm and beard oil to stylish folding pocket combs. Too much to choose from? The beard kit boxes come with treats a plenty.
Stella McCartney still leads the way with sustainable, luxury fashion, and whilst some of the pieces might be a little out of budget, there are lots of great entry pieces available. Although not everything by Stella is suitable for vegans (note the use of wool and silk), the bags and purses should be ‘A OK’. The Falabella Card Wallets are perfect for use in smaller handbags, or for keeping your business and credit cards in one place, and are available in various colours.
If a grand gesture is on the cards, then look no further than the ethical, vegan-friendly and sustainable engagement rings from MADE Diamonds. Natural diamonds come with myriad issues, from human rights abuses, to the devastating effect that diamond mining has on the environment and surrounding ecosystem. So, for those of us who are ethically-minded, we can rest assured that this company’s man-made natural diamond alternatives and dedication to ethical luxury is in full alignment with our values.
Skinny Champagne & Skinny Prosecco
Nothing says Valentine’s Day more than a bottle of bubbly. Thomson and Scott’s line of Skinny Champagne and Skinny Prosecco not only tastes fantastic but has between 0.1g-7g of sugar per litre and all products are suitable for vegans. Skinny Prosecco is also available as a mini six pack.
Booja Booja Chocolates
Firm chocolatey favourites Booja Booja have an impressive line of luxury sweat treats that simply melt in your mouth and are the perfect accompaniment to an indulgent Champagne breakfast. My personal favourite? I just can’t resist The Four Corners Collection.
Whatever your plans for the big day, nothing can beat some well-deserved self-care, and Neom Organics have got us vegans covered. For an evening full of peaceful relaxation, I recommend the Perfect Night’s Sleep Pillow Mist, 100% Natural Sleep Face Oil and the Tranquillity Intensive Skin Treatment Candle.
Did somebody say luxury designer vegan handbags? The beautiful bags on offer from Story 81 are the perfect gift for stylish ladies everywhere. The Milan bag is ideal for going from day to night, but don’t forget to check out the rest of the range and the beautiful soy candles that are also part of the collection.
A stunning timepiece never goes out of fashion, and the offerings from Votch are classic, chic and of course animal-friendly. With the latest addition of petite sizes and Piñatex watch straps, there are styles and colours for all tastes, for men and women alike. A gift to cherish forever.
Looking for more affordable options to spoil your loved one with this Valentine’s Day? Check out our vegan Valentine’s Day gift guide for 2018 here!
About the author
Rachida Brocklehurst is founder of Green V PR & Creative Agency for animal-friendly, sustainable and luxury brands. You can also find her blogging over at TheGreenV.com, or lurking about on Twitter – @thegreenvonline